Ivelisse Esther
Menace In My Blood
into Spanish
Amenaza en mi
- mi
sufrimiento con la
anemia de células
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Ayoola Alaba Olajide, 54, attended Ogbomoso Grammar School, Ogbomoso,
Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin and the University of Ibadan. He holds
the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Sociology and Psychology
respectively (1984 & 1987).
Sickle Cell has long been Olajide's no 1 subject of interest. His MSc thesis
Anxiety and Depression in Sickle Cell Anaemia.
He abandoned his doctoral studies (Clinical Psychology, 1991) at the University
of Ibadan to work as a journalist. Afterwards he became a teacher, commercial
motorcycle ('okada') rider and commercial bus driver in Lagos.
Under the name of Ola Tamedu, he wrote the autobiography,
Menace In My Blood - my
affliction with sickle cell anaemia
Olajide is now a full-time sickle cell activist, meeting with healthcare professionals,
teachers, clerics and their congregations .He is also President, Ikorodu Sickle Cell
Club and former Publicity Secretary, Sickle Cell Club - Lagos,Nigeria.
Olajide's hobbies are playing table tennis, reading and writing. His music
interests include Odolaye Aremu, Salawa Abeni, Ogundare Foyanmu, Joni
Mitchell, Al Stewart and Jamaican reggae.